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New Orleans writer Ian McNulty hosts Where Y'Eat, a weekly exploration and celebration of food culture in the Crescent City and south Louisiana.

New Orleans writer Ian McNulty hosts Where Y'Eat, a weekly exploration and celebration of food culture in the Crescent City and south Louisiana.
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New Orleans, Louisiana

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New Orleans writer Ian McNulty hosts Where Y'Eat, a weekly exploration and celebration of food culture in the Crescent City and south Louisiana.

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English


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Where Y’Eat: When Dining Out on the Holidays Go With Who You Know

11/15/2018
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The questions started rolling in a few weeks ago, all seeking the same annual advice. Hey, you’re a food writer, what restaurant should I pick for Thanksgiving dinner? My response: it should be a restaurant you know well and, ideally, where they know you too.

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Where Y’Eat: For Boudin Fans, Treasuring Hunting Near and Far

11/8/2018
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Some essential ingredients for a road trip: good tunes, to peel back the miles; a phone charger, of course; and, if this road trip is in south Louisiana, a good old fashioned ice chest, for souvenirs of the edible variety. A drive around these parts will not bring you sweeping views of mountains and valleys. But it will bring you close to wonders of the Louisiana food world, namely boudin, the rice and pork sausage link that can be a snack on the way or the whole purpose of the trip.

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Where Y’Eat: Fall Brings a Feast for Your Ears Around New Orleans Food

11/1/2018
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I know you heard it. It was the simultaneous sound of air conditioners being snapped off for the first time in months, and the sigh of relief that involuntarily follows. It’s a sound New Orleans waits for all through the long, hot, spirit-testing summer here. It’s a harbinger of the fall, and other sounds help tell the tale, including some that speak directly to New Orleans appetites.

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Where Y’Eat: On Halloween, Community Building Never Tasted So Sweet

10/25/2018
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I’ll never forget my first Halloween in New Orleans, because it was filled with shame. I spent the night hiding at the back of my apartment, with the front lights off, dreading the little voices calling “trick or treat.”

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Where Y'Eat: How the Saints Schedule Sets the Table for New Orleans Food

10/19/2018
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We all know that the way a Saints game ends can affect the tone of New Orleans life. Turns out the start of the game can have an impact too, and we’re seeing play out on the plate.

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Where Y’Eat: As New Orleans Dining Expands, Keeping New Orleans in the Equation

10/11/2018
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With fall in the air, the New Orleans tourism season is revving up after its long summer lull. It’s the happy time for the hospitality sector here. It's also a good time to acknowledge that while the tourists bring their wallets, they also carry double-edged swords. Simply put: the more New Orleans restaurants rely on them, the less these restaurants need New Orleans people.

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Where Y’Eat: Uniting the fried chicken tribes of New Orleans

9/20/2018
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Sometimes a good festival can put a focus on just why we get so fired up about certain foods. This weekend, fried chicken gets its turn, as the Fried Chicken Festival returns to Woldenberg Park along the French Quarter riverfront. This event is a gathering of the tribes of fried chicken lovers, and they are many.

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Where Y’Eat: As Football Returns in Louisiana, the Gridiron Meets the Grill

9/13/2018
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Sometimes, Louisiana culture seems to run countercyclical to mainstream America. So it goes that, with Labor Day well behind us and with others putting away outdoor summertime pleasures like so many pool toys, people here are wheeling out their grills, filling up the propane tanks and wiping down their heirloom cast iron. The reason isn’t the calendar, and it really isn’t even the temperature. It’s football.

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Where Y’Eat: Taco Trucks Keep Street Food Rolling in New Orleans

9/6/2018
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It happens to all of us. Maybe your lunch break is limited to 10 minutes, or something less than ten dollars. Maybe a sit down restaurant is out of the question, and you still won’t stoop to big chain fast food.

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Where Y’Eat: In New Orleans "Lost" Restaurants Keep Returning from Katrina

8/30/2018
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In New Orleans, the great meals of the past aren’t always confined to the past. Sometimes they’re the next thing you eat.

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Where Y’Eat: As Summer Drags On, the Louisiana Table Still Rolls

8/23/2018
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I would like to address a false rumor circulating in the news. Multiple sources are claiming that summer is almost over. For evidence, they present back-to-school stories and ads full of men’s sweaters and ladies’ boots. They even track the countdown to Labor Day weekend, as if that settles it.

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Where Y’Eat: In New Orleans’ worst season, making the best with great meals

8/16/2018
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When it comes to dining around New Orleans, it’s possible that the worst of times can also be the best of times. No, this is not a tale of two cities. It’s the story of one hot city, our own, going through its all-too-predictable slow summer season.

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Where Y’Eat: Ice Cream As Entertainment Dining Hits New Orleans

8/9/2018
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In the middle of summer, could anything be better than a good old scoop of ice cream? But what if it isn’t a scoop? What if it’s a cluster of wafer thin ice cream rolls made before your eyes and bundled under various sauces, candies and breakfast cereals.

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Where Y’Eat: Barrow’s Catfish Is Back with a Pre-Katrina Flavor and Something More

8/2/2018
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In the world before Hurricane Katrina, Barrow’s Shady Inn was on the map for great New Orleans food, though it still took a little doing to get to its door, tucked away down Hollygrove side streets. But Barrow’s Shady Inn was the kind of place that people remembered. It was acclaimed for its fried catfish, in the way that other Creole soul restaurants are known for their chicken or their gumbo. Catfish, in fact, was all it served, washed down with lemonade, hazy yellow and sweet tart. Dating...

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Where Y’Eat: Poke Mania Hits New Orleans as Summer Heats Up

7/26/2018
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Earlier this year, when the hot weather was just revving up, I ate a meal that qualified simultaneously as the healthiest and trendiest I’d had in a long time. It was a poke bowl, chopped raw fish over sushi rice and under a quasar of colorful toppings. It was prepared before my eyes, assembly line style, faster than a fast food burger. It set me back a lot more. But it was quick, tasty, protein-packed and satisfying. Still, something about it made me just a little uneasy.

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Where Y’Eat: Known for Good Drinks, Tales for the Cocktail Reaches for a Greater Good

7/19/2018
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For cocktail connoisseurs, New Orleans has always had a place on the map. Tales of the Cocktail gave this connection a spot on the calendar too, right when it’s needed most.

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Where Y’Eat: Digging Into Restaurant Diversity, In More Ways Than One

7/12/2018
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When we talk about diversity in New Orleans restaurants, it usually means minority representation, or to put it plainly, with black-owned restaurants.

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Where Y’Eat: Famous For Fried Chicken, The Al Copeland Legend Has A New Mission

7/5/2018
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New Orleans food legends never die. Now, the legend of Al Copeland is helping people live.

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Where Y’Eat: How a Food Hall is Putting a Historic New Orleans Site Back on the Map

6/28/2018
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How do you make a historic, nine-story building disappear? In the case of the Pythian Building in downtown New Orleans, the trick was to encase the grand structure in bland paneling for half a century and keep it empty all the years after Hurricane Katrina.

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Where Y’Eat: Behold the Special Power of the Summertime Tomato Sandwich

6/22/2018
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The tomato sandwich is simple, it's cheap and, because it's at its best in the summer, it has special powers, at least here in New Orleans.

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